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of every other. war is the parent of armies from these proceed deaths and taxes. no nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. if you want to know buy we're in such a deep budget tear hole, keep in mind that we have spend about $2 trillion on foreign wars in the last decade. and we have the largest government since world war ii. the u.s. government has built 33 new building complexes for the intelligence bureaucracies alone occupies 17 million square feet, the equivalent of 70 u.s. capitals or three u.s. pentagons. of course there are real threats out there, including from new branches of al qaeda and other such groups and of course they will have to be battled and those terrorists should be captured or killed, but we have done this before and we can do it again in the future under more normal legal circumstances. it will mean that the administration will have to be more careful and perhaps have more congressional involvement for certain actions like drone strikes. it might mean it will have to charge some of the people in guantanamo and try them in military or c
tax system, our immigration system, social security. james baker was ronald reagan's most important lieutenant. so who better to tell us how to get a deal done in washington today? i spoke with him at the baker center at rice university in houston. mr. secretary, pleasure to have you on. >> thank you so much. pleasure to be with you. >> so you've been chief of staff, secretary of treasury, you know this moment. the president is negotiating with congress over a budget. what would you do if you were to put yourself in the place that tim geithner is or john boehner is. how would you play this? >> well, i think it's very important that the -- that the top levels of both parties are involved in the negotiation and that they get together as soon as possible because what we really need is grand bargain to deal with the state of our economy. we're fiscally bankrupt. if we didn't have the dollar, we might be greece. we have a deal with our debt bomb. giev tot face the fiscal cliff that's coming in a couple of weeks. >> so you know what both sides are saying. the president is saying there's n
. according to leading daily only 57% of national taxes paid by catalon is returned. the lest is filtered to spain. the scotts believe that breaking away now would rid them of london's us a tausterity plans. they are careful to calculate the costs and benefits. last year scotts were polled on how they view independence. if independence made them worse off the results flipped. 500 pounds the only about 800 u.s. dollars. adam smith, a scott, if we apply that logic in america states could point out they subsidize states like alabama, mississippi and montana. states that are the most fervent advocate of states rights and small government. we'll take you to one of africa's most trouble ed nation next. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. now's a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really meets
. according to leading daily only 57% of national taxes paid by catalon is returned. the rest is filtered to spain's poorer regions. scots also have an eye on england, even though they're poorer than england. they believe breaking away now would rid them of london's austerity plans, plus they could drill for oil in the sea. they are careful to calculate the costs and benefits. last year scots were polled on how they view independence. if independence made them worse off the results flipped. 500 pounds the only about 800 u.s. dollars. if independence made them worse off by the same amount, results flipped, 66% against independence, 21% for it. remember, 500 pounds is only 800 u.s. dollars. adam smith, a scot, would be proud. europe's economic problems are straining ancient fault lines. northern italy recent having ineffective bailout of neighbors. there's an irony. if you apply that across the continent, the eurozone itself would fall apart, perhaps starting with the departure of germany. by the way, if we applied that logic in america, states like new york, california, connecticut could p
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